HYOID & Myriam Van Imschoot: ‘newpolyphonies’ at De Singel and Kaaitheater

After a successful premiere at De Bijloke in Gent last fall and after a long covid imposed break, HYOID and Myriam Van Imschoot return to the stage with ‘newpolyphonies’ in De Singel in Antwerp and Kaaitheater in Brussels! Later this summer they will also perform an adapted version of the piece at the  renown summer festival in Darmstadt, Germany.

manyfold, meditative, monstrous, machinic, messianic, mimetic, mesmerizing, minuscule, mighty, methodical, momentary, mystical.

Inspired by insects, climate marches and airplane traffic coming to a halt, the leitmotif in this concert/performance is not the loud collective chant, but the experience that each individual – like a link in a chain – can set a vortex of sounds in motion. In newpolyphonies, four singers of HYOID join forces with 15 performers in a curious high mass about little differences with big impact.

29 & 30/06 De Singel, Antwerpen

03 & 04/06 Kaaitheater, Brussel

10/08 Ferienkurse Für Neue Musik, Darmstadt

Photo: Beata Szparagowska

concept & direction Myriam Van Imschoot | co-creation and performance HYOID voices: Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven | performance 15 local performers | sound design and electronic concept Fabrice Moinet | sound engineer Wannes Gonissen | electronics assistant Matthieu Virot | light design Lucas Van Haesbroeck | advice lay-out and costume design Nadine Van Imschoot, Filip Eyckmans | producer Hiros | delegated producer La Muse en Circuit | co-production Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, Kunstenwerkplaats, Kunstencentrum BUDA (Kortrijk) | in collaboration with Walpurgis | supported by the Flemish Government, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie | internship Sophia Bauer | thanks to Emmanuel Desmyter, Jean-Manuel Candenot, all participants who joined us during the rehearsals, Marcus Bergner, Björn Schmelzer’s seminars, Ismail Fayed and the lab of radical polyphony with the support of Sarma, Myriam Pruvot, the performers of What Nature Says, Bahae Eddin Rouas, GC De Kriekelaar

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Down The Rabbit Hole at Walcheturm, Zürich

Postponed multiple times due to Covic19, Down The Rabbit Hole will finally land in Zürich to perform their program Charged at Walcheturm, a concert organised by IGNM Zürich.

More info here!


Rama Gottfried – apophänie

Elena Rykova – 101% mind uploaded

Alexander Schubert – Hello

A bunch of hypersensitive nerves are sending obscure information – « the organisms of the miniature Apophänie world are born, mutated, absorbed, and consumed, a narrative grows between the microscopic entities » (Rama Gottfried). Pending musical life forms are unconsciously pulsating, surviving and purring along during the complex surgery of a « huge strange organism with many receptors and organs » (Elena Rykova). Meanwhile, a high blood pressure mind is relentlessly inventing a new joke taking place in the « composer’s living room, it’s an invitation into the personal world of (Alexander Schubert). please enjoy. »  CHARGED is a quite loaded performance by music collective Down the Rabbit Hole with musical operations that become fruitful matter for procrastination.

And all that seemed blurred and vague turns into a pleasurable yet immediate cause for playing it out, letting it live and dance, with crackling, buzzing, grooving, soothing, moving and re-mixed sounds.

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Zwerm at Artefact Sound, STUK

On friday june 18 Zwerm will finally play the public release show of their latest album Great Expectations, as part of Artefact Sound at STUK in Leuven!
The concert is a double bill with experimental bass player Farida Amadou. Get your tickets now, yes to LIVE MUSIC!


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newpolyphonies rewired at BUDA

newpolyphonies rewired, a sound installation of Myriam Van Imschoot and HYOID voices, developed with WALPURGIS, is based on the recordings of the concert newpolyphonies where 4 singers of HYOID were joined by 17 local performers in a performance at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke. Rewiring this event transforms it to a new level of immersion.

To be seen at BUDA, Kortrijk, from 05/06 till 20/06!

In newpolyphonies rewired the presence of sound is contagious, stirring the air and wobbling wave-patterns to the point of sweet vertigo. Among 20 little loudspeakers the listener surrenders to an ever-changing journey, where elastic landscapes arise before they sink back under the skin.

As always in the work of Myriam Van Imschoot all the sounds in newpolyphonies rewired are made by the bare human body and voice without technical added effect, as surprising as it might be. This time the singers attune their polyphony to the traffic of airplanes and the drum of insects beyond points of recognition of what is individual and what is collective, human or machine.


Creation: Myriam Van Imschoot, Andreas Halling, WALPURGIS Composition sound and movement: Andreas Halling, Myriam Van Imschoot All sounds and voices: HYOID voices (Fabienne Seveillac, Andreas Halling, Els Mondelaers, Gunther Vandeven) and 17 local performers at De Bijloke, Ghent Concept of sound design and concept of electronics: Fabrice Moinet Technical design: Guy Van den Bril & Stef Depover Electronics assistant: Matthieu Virot Light Design: Lucas Van Haesbroeck Sound advise and engineer: Wannes Gonnissen Producer: Hiros Delegated producer: La Muse en Circuit Coproduction: WALPURGIS, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke, BUDA, Kunstenwerkplaats Supported by: Vlaamse Overheid, Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie Thanks: GC De Kriekelaar

newpolyphonies rewired is based on an idea by Myriam Van Imschoot and Fabrice Moinet.

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